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Is Aachen Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Aachen?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Aachen.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Germany, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

Tap Water Quality in Aachen, Germany has been a concern of mine for years. I was born and raised there and have spent many happy memories (many unhappy ones too) drinking the local tap water. Then one day I had the epiphany that I should do something about this situation. It was then that I decided to investigate the water that my family was drinking. The results of my investigation were both surprising and disturbing.

The majority of the tap water in Aachen, GER was found to contain at least five different drugs. These included the painkillers hydrocodone, tranquillizers, anti-anxiety drugs and sedatives. All of these could well have been putting the health of my loved ones at risk. I also discovered that the amount of lead in the tap water was even higher than I first suspected. The result of all this would eventually prove to be very costly for my family. I decided to find out what I could do about it and bring the quality of my tap water back up to scratch.

The estimated price of bottled water

$0.39 in USD (1.5-liter)


Aachen tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 16% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 88% Very High
  • Water Quality 84% Very High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Aachen, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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